Kay Holcombe, Secretary
Kay Holcombe, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Genzyme Corporation
Kay Holcombe is a Senior Policy Advisor at Genzyme, a Sanofi biotechnology company. Located at Genzyme’s Washington, DC, government relations office, Kay works with government relations and regulatory affairs staff as well as with principals in the various business units to develop and implement corporate policies and appropriate responses to government initiatives in the regulatory and other policy arenas. In that capacity, she works with members of Congress and their staffs, as well as with officials in the Food and Drug Administration and other agencies whose actions have direct impact on the corporation.
Before joining Genzyme in 2006, Kay spent 8 years as Executive Vice President of Policy Directions Inc., a government relations firm specializing in strategic planning and legislative and regulatory advocacy regarding health care and related issues. She represented a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food, and consumer products industries and in academia, providing strategic advice and assistance and advocacy at federal regulatory and funding agencies and in the U.S. Congress.
Kay received her B.S. in chemistry education from the University of Illinois and her M.S. in chemistry from the University of Virginia. She graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Iota Sigma Pi.